Peppers: Jalapeno (1/2-lb)


Pistol River Pepper People (Pistol River, OR)

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The Jalapeno is the most common of the hot chili peppers. Valley Flora Farm (Langlois), Pistol River Pepper People (Pistol River), and Lehne Farms LLC (Roseburg) all grow these using organic practices; the farm offering them on any given week is noted above. Jalapenos can be red or green…

Compared to other chilies, the Jalapeño Pepper varies from mild to hot depending on cultivation and preparation, and can have from a few thousand to over 10,000 Scoville heat units. (For comparison, the Habanero is over 100,000 Scoville heat units). The number of scars on the pepper (which appear as small brown lines, called ‘corking’) has a positive correlation with how hot these peppers are: growing conditions which increase the level of heat also cause the pepper to form scars. In other words, the more scars, the hotter the pepper!